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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, August 20, 2017

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab Bliss Moments of total, world-shaking bliss are not easy to come by. Maybe that's what makes them feel so life-altering when they strike. And so worth chasing. This hour: stories of striving, grasping, tripping, and falling for happiness, perfection, and ideals.
  • 1:00 am
    Freakonomics Radio Anyone Can Be Great This week on Freakonomics Radio, how anyone can become great at well anything. Host Stephen Dubner learns about about deliberate practice, the 10,000- hour rule, and more. Plus: hear from the person who popularized the idea of the 10,000-hour rule: Malcolm Gladwell.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge A Window to the Universe On Monday, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States for the first time in nearly a hundred years. For millions of people in its path, itll be like opening a window directly onto the broader universe. Besides chasing eclipses, how else can we see what's out there, beyond our skies?
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Short Stories Short stories can be harder to write than novels, but just as great. This week, four writers whove mastered the art of the short story join us to celebrate the form and share new work.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Freshening Chinas Fish Farms Consumer demand in both the U.S. and China for safe and healthy farmed fish is shaping aquaculture practices in the worlds most populous country. And fish farmers are using traditional Chinese medicine as well as high-tech monitoring systems as they strive to keep their fish healthy and their farming practices transparent.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
    A Prairie Home Companion This week's rebroadcast: a return to January and our show from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. Ryan Adams sings "Doomsday" and "I Love You But I Don't Know What to Say," Kacey Musgraves performs "Family" and "Merry Go Round," La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz leads "Another Day of Sun" and "City of Stars," and Kevin Nealon shares a few stories about life in Los Angeles. Plus: we help induct Mr. Fred Newman into the Foley Hall of Fame, take a radio tour of the Los Angeles area, and learn about bassist Mike Elizondo's songwriting process.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Rebecca Solnit Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is a long-time resident of San Francisco. She has written on geography, community, the environment, art, politics, hope, and feminism in her seventeen books including Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, and 2016s Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, River of Shadows, Men Explain Things to Me, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, and Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media Is This Caused By Climate Change? Journalistic ethics have long tabooed rushing to judgment about the cause of this tornado or that flash flood. But now, with mathematical rigor and clarity, scientists in the field of extreme weather attribution can sometimes make such connections. Heidi Cullen, chief scientist at Climate Central, believes the media are failing to contextualize current weather coverage -- similar to misleading reporting leading up to the financial crisis.
  • 3:00 pm
    The New Yorker Radio Hour Russian Intelligence and the Trump Campaign Jason Matthews, a spy novelist who used to work for the CIA in the Soviet bloc, talks with David Remnick about Russian intelligence and the Trump campaign.
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
    Truth, Politics, and Power with Neal Conan A North Korea update, on Truth Politics and Power. I'm Neal Conan. After the exchange of threats between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, we have fresh interviews former North Korea negotiator Chris Hill and former Pentagon official Michelle Flournoy...plus historian Shiela Miyoshi Jager, on the seventy year old struggle between the two Koreas. ICBMS, new UN sanctions, "fire and fury"...that's the next Truth Politics and Power
  • 8:00 pm
    KQED Newsroom Right Wing Rally, Adam Schiff, Cal Chancellor San Francisco city officials are calling on The National Park Service to revoke its permit for a right wing rally later this month at Crissy Field. In Washington, Republican lawmakers find themselves once again weighing the costs of remaining loyal to President Trump after his controversial comments about white supremacists. California Congressman Adam Schiff joins the program in studio to talk about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, the latest developments on North Korea and his committees Russia investigation. Plus, this week was orientation for thousands of freshman at UC Berkeley. Its also the start of the year for Carol Christ, Cals first woman chancellor. Christ discusses her goals from balancing the budget to protecting free speech.
  • 8:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Climate Denial 1 Journalist and author Wen Stephenson discusses his new book What Were Fighting For Now Is Each Other. It profiles some new American radicals who are risking everything to build a stronger climate justice movement. What motivates them? How can individual, local actions really affect a larger global movement?
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Weekend Sales Tax Holidays for School Supplies Paying for school supplies can be a big burden for parents and teachers. How sales tax holidays might or might not help with Back to School season. Plus, what if having a more diverse workforce in your company actually improved your bottom line?
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour Cancer Cancer is merciless. It can strike any time, spread without warning, and return unannounced. In this hour, TED speakers reframe not only how we treat cancer, but how we live with it and survive it.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation Healthcare Breakthrough Science On this Special Edition of Tech Nation Health, host Moira Gunn interviews Dr. Herb Needleman, the scientist who measured the impact of very low levels of lead on children. The result put unleaded gas in our cars. We also hear from scientist Dr. Perry Nisen (KNEE-sen), the CEO of Sanford Burnham Prebus Medical Discovery Institute. And Dr. Oliver Fetzer from Synthetic Genomics, enabling research scientists to create DNA overnight in their own labs.
  • 12:00 am
    On the Media Is This Caused By Climate Change? Journalistic ethics have long tabooed rushing to judgment about the cause of this tornado or that flash flood. But now, with mathematical rigor and clarity, scientists in the field of extreme weather attribution can sometimes make such connections. Heidi Cullen, chief scientist at Climate Central, believes the media are failing to contextualize current weather coverage -- similar to misleading reporting leading up to the financial crisis.
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    • KQED-FM, Sat 5/06-Sun 5/07: shift to auxiliary antenna

      KQED-FM is likely to be operating on its auxiliary transmit antenna this Saturday and possibly Sunday as well. There will be workers redoing the tower light wiring on the tower that supports the KQED-FM main antenna. They have asked to begin work at 6AM and work the whole day on Saturday and finish on Sunday […]

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